The File Types tab displays the following available file types (formats) that Windows Media Player can play. Select the check box next to a file type to make Windows Media Player the default player for that file type. Clear the check box next to a file type if you want to make another player the default player for that file type.
If a selected check box is dimmed, Windows Media Player has only partial ownership of the file type. Multiple file name extensions are assigned to the file type, but the Player only plays some of those extensions by default. To give the Player full ownership of a file type, double-click the dimmed check box.
|Windows Media Audio file (wma)||Windows Media files with .wma and .wax extensions.|
|Windows Media Video file (wmv)||Windows Media files with .wmv and .wvx extensions.|
|Windows Media file (asf)||Windows Media files with .asf, .asx, .wpl, .wm, .wmx, .wmd, and .wmz extensions.|
|Microsoft Recorded TV Show||Microsoft Recorded TV Show files with .dvr-ms extensions.|
|DVD Video||DVD video files with .vob extensions.|
|Music CD Playback||Audio CDs and files with .cda extensions.|
|MP3 audio file (mp3)||Files with .mp3 and .m3u extensions.|
|Windows video file (avi)||Files with .avi extensions.|
|Windows audio file (wav)||Files with .wav extensions.|
|Movie file (mpeg)||Files with .mpeg, .mpg, .mpe, .m1v, .mp2, .mpv2, .mp2v*, and .mpa extensions.|
|MIDI file (midi)||Files with .mid, .midi, and .rmi extensions.|
|AIFF audio file (aiff)||Files with .aif, .aifc, and .aiff extensions.|
|AU audio file (au)||Files with .au and .snd extensions.|
*To play .mp2v files, you must have a software or hardware DVD decoder installed on your computer.